Letter to the Editor: Canada Day celebrations

It’s almost time to celebrate Canada Day again and the Kinsmen will help kick-start the festivities.

Dear Editor:

It’s almost time to celebrate Canada Day again!

As we have done for many years, the Kinsmen will help kick-start the festivities with our annual fireworks display at one minute after midnight on the night of Saturday, June 30.

We will also be holding the Fireworks Barbecue at Home Hardware on Saturday, June 30 and we would like to invite everyone to stop by for a brat on a bun, a drink and a Canadian flag anytime from 10:30 a.m. till the food’s all gone. Because the barbecue and fireworks fall on a Saturday this year, we’re looking forward to record crowds up at Home Hardware and for the fireworks that night.

We would like to thank Al and Lucy Miller at Home Hardware for their great support of the fireworks and the Kinsmen Club’s many other activities.

The fireworks will be set off just east of the Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena in Invermere, and we would also like to thank Stoneset Equity Development Corporation for generously allowing us to use their property again this year as our launch pad. The best places to see the show are beside the Arena, Lakeview Road on the east side of Lake Windermere, Athalmer Beach at the north end of the lake, or from one of the many boats that anchor on the lake each year.

Our local businesses are very supportive of this event and we thank them for their generous contributions to the show.  The public can help out by making a contribution at one of the donation boxes in many Invermere stores, or by contacting us at Box 2039 in Invermere. On behalf of the Kinsmen Club of Windermere Valley, we look forward to seeing you at Home Hardware between 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and again at midnight on Saturday, June 30 for another great show to kick-off Canada Day 2012!

Yours truly,

Steve Mantyka, Fireworks Chair

Kinsmen Club of Windermere Valley, Invermere


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